Suppliance - definition of suppliance by The Free Dictionary
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Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
[From Middle English, one who supplicates, from Old French, present participle of supplier, to entreat, from Latin supplicāre; see supplicate.]
sup•pli•ance (ˈsʌp li əns)
appeal; entreaty; plea.
References in classic literature
It will make in all three thousand francs," said the old man, smiling agreeably, but folding his hands in instinctive suppliance
Responsibility entailed accounting for one's actions, dutiful suppliance
, contractual obligation, and calculated reciprocity.
Past forms in the cues were not always read or paraphrased accurately, but overall there was more accurate suppliance
of past than in the interview tasks where students had to generate the forms themselves.